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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    the ways religion trumps atheism in every respect of our social environment.
    There are about 338,000 Christian churches in the US. There are about 12,000 non-Christian ones. Fast Facts about American Religion
    90% of the US Congress is Christian. Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 113th Congress | Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    98.1% of Congress are religious (the other 1.9% may or may not be, they refused) Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 113th Congress | Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    The last 16 Presidents have been Christian. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religio..._of_the_United _States
    46 of 50 governors are Christian (3 of the remaining 4 are religious). The Demographics of America
    76% of the population are Christian Religion in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    12% are atheist Religion in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Christians sure are being oppressed by atheists.
    "All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    There are about 338,000 Christian churches in the US. There are about 12,000 non-Christian ones. Fast Facts about American Religion
    90% of the US Congress is Christian. Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 113th Congress | Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    98.1% of Congress are religious (the other 1.9% may or may not be, they refused) Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 113th Congress | Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    The last 16 Presidents have been Christian. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religio..._of_the_United _States
    46 of 50 governors are Christian (3 of the remaining 4 are religious). The Demographics of America
    76% of the population are Christian Religion in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    12% are atheist Religion in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Christians sure are being oppressed by atheists.
    Thanks for taking the time to pull sources. It makes a very clear picture of how atheists...are not overwhelming, controlling, or manipulating the population at large. We are a republic and minorities do have the rights not to be overrun by zealot populations.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Thanks for taking the time to pull sources. It makes a very clear picture of how atheists...are not overwhelming, controlling, or manipulating the population at large. We are a republic and minorities do have the rights not to be overrun by zealot populations.
    They stay tuned into this crazy right-wing echo chamber where they pick some one-off non-event, completely misrepresent what happened, and then go into a bunch of hysterical histrionics about it. These people just react to all the hyper-emotional content and never stop, calm down, and find out what's really happening. They're genuinely convinced the Christians are being oppressed, when reality couldn't be farther from that.
    "All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    ...Christians sure are being oppressed by atheists.
    According to the religion part of first amendment, amounts of people in the US who believe in different sects aren't to be equalized (socialized) by the US gov't.

    And the religion part of the first amendment sure doesn't agree to eliminating religious influences from public education and American gov't so other sects could be better represented...

    The religion part of the first amendment ONLY wants to take into consideration the wishes of the individual..
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Religions use their own fairy tales to, for example, explain the creation of the universe, while non-religions use their own fairy tales to, for example, explain the creation of the universe.

    Why does one agree with the creationists?
    Why does one agree with the big-bang theorists?
    They both have a whole lotta holes in their theories.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by cabse5 View Post
    Religions use their own fairy tales to, for example, explain the creation of the universe, while non-religions use their own fairy tales to, for example, explain the creation of the universe.

    Why does one agree with the creationists?
    Why does one agree with the big-bang theorists?
    They both have a whole lotta holes in their theories.

    IDEOLOGY
    Yet again you prove you have no clue. Science isn't a fairy tale. If you think it is, stop using that computer that science gave you, stop driving that car that science gave you, stop living in the house that science gave you, eating food that science gave you and wearing clothes that science gave you.

    Now name one thing that religion has given you that's worth a damn.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by cabse5 View Post
    According to the religion part of first amendment, amounts of people in the US who believe in different sects aren't to be equalized (socialized) by the US gov't.

    And the religion part of the first amendment sure doesn't agree to eliminating religious influences from public education and American gov't so other sects could be better represented...

    The religion part of the first amendment ONLY wants to take into consideration the wishes of the individual..
    What the hell are you talking about? "Equalized (socialized)"? What does that mean? And yes, it does mean that the government isn't allowed to take our kids and start proselytizing to them.

    Good lord. If you people ever get your way, and schools start teaching religion, you're going to freak out when you find what religion the various teachers unions and school boards start teaching. Then you'll suddenly understand what the 1st Amendment is for.
    "All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    What the hell are you talking about? "Equalized (socialized)"? What does that mean? And yes, it does mean that the government isn't allowed to take our kids and start proselytizing to them.

    Good lord. If you people ever get your way, and schools start teaching religion, you're going to freak out when you find what religion the various teachers unions and school boards start teaching. Then you'll suddenly understand what the 1st Amendment is for.
    Yet, you say you have no ideology... Hrmmph.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

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    Yet, you say you have no ideology... Hrmmph.
    Define what "Atheist Ideology" is...and how it's practiced in order to spread that said "ideology"...to the greater population?

    I don't think you'll ever find atheist kids gathering at respective schools to learn more about the "atheist ideology" or to organize some movement within their given schools to oppress individuals who express a belief in a supreme being, aka creator of the universe.

    How would the atheist, who comprise somewhere between 3 and 5 percent of the population, be able to bring about a shift in individual belief systems without a profound method of delivering some kind ideology, which by the way would have to be profound persuasion...more persuading that eternal life without disease, hunger, or suffering. What would that type of ideology look like to you?

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by cabse5 View Post
    Yet, you say you have no ideology... Hrmmph.
    No. I said atheism isn't an ideology. I didn't say I didn't have one. Just that atheism isn't it. Atheism is a simple lack of faith in magical beings. My ideology is something beyond that.
    "All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)

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